Harry Treadaway stars as the fabled Mary Shelley character Dr. Victor Frankenstein in Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful,' alongside big 'Black Hawk' heartthrob Josh Hartnett as the Victorian-American Ethan Chandler. Classicalites, surely you've heard that famous shriek by Dr. Frankenstein when his masterpiece comes to life, but what you may not know is that the actor who plays the young doctor on premium cable, Britain's own Mr. Treadaway, likes to compile playlists of classical music to help him get into character. Treadaway says, "If I need to connect with the conversations I had initially, I can go back and listen to the music. It helps."
In recent posts here on Classicalite, I've cited NYC's "Showtime" subway dancers--though the term may be lost on some of our readers. Now, a new documentary, Litefeet, not only illustrates my point but gives you insight to an ever-budding underground dance culture in the city.
Damian Lewis, known for playing Nicholas Brody in the hit Showtime show "Homeland," will be returning to the London stage for the first time in five years, performing in a revival of David Mamet's classic American Buffalo.